Achievers-Miss L Albone
Communicators-Miss J Oakes
Mrs D Statham
Mrs S Chalmers
Year 3 Update March 2017
On Tuesday 28th February, all our Year 3 children took part in an Aqua Splash Festival at Loughborough University swimming pool. They were put into teams and had to complete lots of different games across the pool; sometimes they were passing a ball across, sometimes they were swimming through hoops. They seemed to particularly love working together to push each other across on a floating mat! All the children joined in with great enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed the morning.
For the last few weeks the children have been reading The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. They have focussed on writing clear paragraphs to retell the story in detail and including conjunctions to join sentences such as: which, before, after, so, but and because. The children discussed whether they thought Philippe Petit was brave or crazy to do it! On World Book Day, we all dressed up as our favourite characters and discussed our favourite books. Everyone was also really impressed with the beautiful Ice Palace homework that Year 3 completed. It is all on display in the Key Stage 2 library area. Thank you parents for your support!
We have focussed on multiplication and division. The children have worked very hard to use different methods to find answers to problems. They have done repeated addition, arrays, inverse operations and most children have begun to use the grid method to multiply 1-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Children have also used their reasoning skills to explain in words how they know the answer and why they chose each method.
Next we will be learning how to tell the time to the nearest 1 minute using analogue and digital clocks. They children also have to recognise Roman numerals on clocks. Please practise at home too!
Year 3 have been reading The Hodgeheg which is all about a little hedgehog trying to find a safe way to cross the road. We have learnt about the Green Cross Code. We now know the safest places to cross the road and what to do before and as we cross. We went out into Glenfield to practise these skills and created road safety posters to help other people.